This is my dear old Granny’s recipe. She was a fabulous baker and used to make extra money for the family by selling her wares. I remember when we went to her house she ALWAYS had home-baked scones or traybakes to give us. This was the first recipe of hers that I asked for, I remember trying to write it out as neatly as I could when she was telling me lol.. I didn’t see buttermilk here in England for a long time, but suddenly Asda & Morrisons have started selling it! So, give them a go – yummy wheaten scones!
10 oz (284g) wholemeal flour
4 oz (113g) plain flour
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
4 oz (113g) butter
2 oz (57g) granulated sugar
8fl oz (237ml) buttermilk
1 egg beaten
* all conversions are approximate
1. Preheat oven to 220 C
2. Mix all dry ingredients into a bowl, then rub in butter with your fingers until it resembles a crumble. Then stir in the sugar.
3. Mix the buttermilk and egg together and add to the dry ingredients. Stir all together. The mixture will be a little moist but don’t worry that’s how it is meant to be!
4. Knead the mixture very lightly on a floured surface and then cut out scone shapes with a cutter.
5. Cook on the top shelf for approx 15 minutes.
6. Eat warm with lots of butter or leave to cool! Yum
These are probably Gary’s favourite thing that I bake (he doesn’t have as much of a sweet tooth as me lol).. he will do anything for me to make them…. Well OK, maybe not the hoovering, or the washing up….!